New York Times Manga Best Seller List, March 28-April 3

The New York Times' Top 10 Manga Best Seller List

The New York Times's Manga Best Seller List of The Week

The New York Times newspaper has listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on April 3. Young C. Kim’s graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire novel remains the #1 book on the separate Hardcover Graphic Books list for a third week in a row.


This Week Weeks on List
1 NARUTO, VOL. 47, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Naruto learns more secrets from his past and moves closer to discovering the identity of his nemesis, Pain. 9
2 BLEACH, VOL. 30, by Tite Kubo. (Viz Media, $9.99.) Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife. 5
3 XXXHOLIC, VOL. 15, by Clamp. (Del Rey, $10.99.) Kimihiro is having disturbing dream of the witch Yûko vanishing forever. 2
4 BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 1, by Yana Toboso. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Sebastian is a loyal butler who moves easily from dinner parties to the underworld. Is he too good to be true? Is he even human? 10
5 SOUL EATER, VOL. 2, by Atsushi Ohkubo. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Maka, an arms expert, wants to turn the Soul Eater, her living scythe, into the ultimate weapon for Death. 6
6 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 9, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Cross Academy has day and evening students, but the latter have a secret: they are vampires. 9
7 THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA, VOL. 5, by Nagaru Tanigawa, Gaku Tsugano and Noizi Ito. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Even a summer break will not stop the SOS brigade’s mission: to meet aliens, time travelers and psychics. It’s not your ordinary after-school club. 2
8 FAIRY TAIL, VOL. 10, by Hiro Mashima. (Del Rey) The Fairy Tail are a group of powerful wizards that includes the tough-fighter Erza Scarlet. This volume delves into her past and an impending doom. 2
9 ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 1, by Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) Alice wanders into a very different part of Wonderland in this interpretation of the classic tale. In this new area of the fantasy land, every man is in love with Alice… and firearms. 8
10 TRINITY BLOOD, VOL. 12, by Kyujyo Kiyo. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) In a dark future, the forces of the Vatican and the Methuselah Empire, which is comprised of vampires. 1

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